Friday, November 09, 2007

Apple Computer Shoutout

So I checked into my hotel - very short delay - then parked my car in the garage (the city employee was really rude when I asked him if there was a specific place that, as a hotel guest, I was supposed to park. He yelled at me, and when I asked his name he called the police on me and wrote down my license plate. Welcome to Virginia.)

According to the cop (yes, the COP - has word spread about me from Wisconsin?) who came by to have a word with me, he's a little deaf and can get 'cranky' Great.
Bad Knitters, Bad Knitters, What'ca gonna do?
What'cha gonna do when they come for YOU?
Then when I got up to my room my power supply "popped!" when I plugged it into the wall. I feel like I'm in a foreign country.

So, does anyone who's coming to any of my classes this weekend have a power supply I could borrow - even just for an hour - and charge my computer?

I'm running on 1% power now. You may not hear from me for a while.

Check the jail.

10 Comments:

Cheesehead With Sticks said...

Oh My Gosh, Annie! I don't know whether to cry in laughter over the craziness or cross that area of the country off all my maps and pretend it doesn't exist. Excelent blog fodder though!

I swear, I didn't spread your reputation!

November 09, 2007 2:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

!! speechless.

-punkin

November 09, 2007 3:51 PM  
Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Sometimes hotel concierges have piles of abandoned power cords you can borrow. It's worth a try! Good luck!

November 09, 2007 4:17 PM  
roz said...

guess the city worker is a troll. sorry about that. welcome to virginia. if you need a taste of civilization, head east on 64 and go to charlottesville -- home to UVA and Monticello -- and some yarn stores!

November 09, 2007 4:19 PM  
Natasha said...

All I can say is to offer the advice you give us when leaving you messages - Be nice, and ignore the trolls. :-)

I'm sure your class will make up for it, just tell them that it's extra imperative they obey Rule #2 this time!!

Keep your chin up!

November 09, 2007 6:13 PM  
Knitting Linguist said...

My goodness. Welcome to Virginia, forsooth! I hope things get better from here :)

November 09, 2007 8:04 PM  
cmtigger said...

The police? I'm not sure what else to say...

You might want to post what kind of power supply you need. My macbook has a different sort of power supply than the iBook I had from my school district previously. (of course my first macbook power supply melted on me. They did send one out right away to replace it)

November 09, 2007 11:29 PM  
shoeboots said...

Seriously, their PD responds to that? How much did he have to play up that call to get a dispatch on it? Good lord. Hope it's smooth sailing from here on!

November 09, 2007 11:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

Really excited you are coming to Jacksonville, Florida, for workshops. Hope we will give you a better welcome. I'm a Mac fan so if the Apple goes down, I'll bring power.

November 10, 2007 8:46 AM  
Anonymous said...

Roz, she had a class scheduled at the Needle Lady in C'ville. Scarily enough, this espisode of Cops may have happened *in* c'ville. Doesn't surprise me, except that Annie isn't a UVa undergrad, the ususal recipient of this type of attention.

November 10, 2007 11:29 AM  

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